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Afghan debacle cedes Eurasia to the dragon and bear

China and Russia set to cement alliance with US withdrawal and existential common threat of jihad on their frontiers By David P. Goldman via“This is manifestly not Saigon,” said United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken as helicopters snatched fleeing […]


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Afghanistan Is a Debacle – But You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

If one scans this week’s headlines they are all gloom and doom, running from despair and humiliation to disaster and debacle. But rarely do you see calls for a fundamental reset of the failed U.S. foreign policy of perpetual wars […]


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By Paul Robinson
For many in the Western world, Russia is, and long has been, a significant ‘other’, comparison with which serves a useful purpose in the creation of self-identity. Beyond that, negative (and on occasion even positive) portrayals of Russia feed into domestic political struggles and help legitimize one side or other in whatever argument people are having.